Shades of Style Ombre Jeans

Shades of Style Ombre Jeans

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye -- black
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Glass Crystals -- black
  • Tulip® Cordless Heat-Setting Tool
  • White jeans – 100% cotton
  • 4" flat paint brush
  • Water container
  • Bucket large enough to hold mixed dye
  • Disposable plastic tablecloth
  • Washer/dryer
  • Salt
  • Large plastic stirring spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Clothesline & clothespins


For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.

1. Wash jeans and leave damp; do not use fabric softener.
2. Mix dye according to package instructions in large bucket.
3. Holding damp jeans at waistband, submerge about one-third into bucket and quickly remove.
4. Lay jeans on covered work surface. Use a paintbrush dipped in water container to blend dye upward, adding a small amount of dye to water as needed to achieve ombré effect and blend dye lines for a smooth color transition. Turn jeans over and repeat on the back.
5. Continue dipping and brushing jeans until desired effect is achieved. Hang jeans on a clothesline until dry.
6. Wash and dry jeans according to dye package instructions.
7. Use the Cordless Heat-Setting Tool to apply crystals along top edge of each pocket.